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The Centre congratulates three University of Adelaide students who have been awarded FFCMH Honours scholarships.  All three students this year have completed  undergraduate degrees in Psychology.

We welcome to the Centre

Anastasia Isakova (Honours (Bachelor of Psychological Science)
Project: The role of masculinity in the utilisation of healthcare services to manage Type II Diabetes.
Supervisors: Professor Deborah Turnbull and Dr Sean Martin

Jessica Bateman (Bachelor of Psychological Science and Gender Studies and Social Analysis)
Project: Leveraging concepts of masculinity for improved health outcomes.
Supervisor: Professor Deborah Turnbull

Matilda D’Antoine  (Bachelor of Psychological Science)
Project: Suicidal risk in young Indigenous and non-Indigenous males in Youth Justice: Understanding the role of early child maltreatment and other risk factors.
Supervisors: Professor Paul Delfabbro and Professor Deborah Turnbull

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The Centre welcomes Dr Layla Guscoth, who has joined the FFCMH as a Visiting Lecturer.  Layla is based with the Clinical and Population Health Research Group at SAHMRI.

No doubt netball and Adelaide Thunderbirds followers will know Layla, who is the Thunderbirds star import player for the 2019 season. Layla plays at the highest level of netball in England and is on the national team.

Layla is also an Oxford University Medical Sciences graduate and was awarded her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Distinction from University College London.  She is now a Registrar, in the National Health Service, currently at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

While here in Adelaide, Layla is breaking up her heavy netball schedule by doing some research, and further developing her skills in doing so, to take back to UK.  Layla hopes to specialise in nephrology. Layla has therefore teamed up with the MAILES male cohort research group, and in particular Dr Sarah Appleton and Dr Sean Martin, to interrogate the MAILES dataset to address gaps in knowledge around kidney health in men.

We wish Layla and the Thunderbirds all the best for the season and for her time here in Adelaide.

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www.ifarmwell.com.au is a free, farmer-driven self-help program, designed to improve Australian farmers’ mental well-being and equip them to better cope with things beyond their control such as drought. The development of the website has been led by Dr Kate Gunn and the team includes a number of other FFCMH researchers. The content is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and delivered using language, examples and a format that Australian farmers have suggested and/or endorsed.  ifarmwell is a funded collaboration involving the NAB Foundation, the Freemasons Foundation, the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia, Livestock SA, and the National Centre for Farmer Health.

We are pleased to announce that ifarmwell is now entering Phase II, following completion of its evaluation by Australian farmers throughout 2018.  Now with funding from Rural Business Support (RBS), matched by the University of South Australia, Dr Gunn and the ifarmwell development team will be adjusting the web-based tool so that it offers greater benefit to users, in terms of supporting the mental health and well being of Farmers doing it tough.

The team are also now going to explore rural financial counsellors’ experiences with interacting with distressed farmers across Australia, and use this information to optimise the methods by which the councellors link farmers to psychological supports such as ifarmwell, within their existing roles.

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Congratulations Centre researcher, Dr Zeyad Nassar from the Prostate Cancer Research Group at SAHMRI on being awarded a research grant from Cure Cancer Australia through the 2018 Cancer Australia funding round. Zeyad was one of 21 early-career cancer researchers be funded in 2019, and one of 8 to be fully supported by the Can Too […]

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The Paddy O’Rourke Honours Scholarship fis now open to students planning to undertake Honours in the field of prostate cancer research in 2019.  The student will receive a scholarship stipend of $5000 and will be supported to attend a national meeting to present their research or provided with a stipend to write up their research for publication […]

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At a ceremony held by the External Relations Branch of the University of Adelaide on International Volunteer day 5 December 2018, our Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study (FAMAS) volunteers, Mrs Peggy Rowe, Mrs Daina Shaw and Mr John Rand were awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Community Volunteer Group of the Year award.  The award was presented by Professor Pascale Quester (Deputy Vice-Chancellor […]

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The Centre congratulates Dr Phillip Tully (Post-doctoral NHMRC Research Fellow – Psychology), who has been awarded major funding to continue his important research and initiatives in the area of mental health. Phil has been awarded a Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Fellowship for his cardiology and depression program […]

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The Centre congratulates Mr Mohammadreza (Reza) Ghodski on being awarded a Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health PhD Scholarship top-up award.  The top-up supplements Reza’s Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. Reza has a Master of Science degree in clinical biochemistry from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, in Iran.  His Masters thesis was “Designing of […]

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November newsletter 2018d

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Only a limited number of summer vacation research scholarships were on offer for the 2018-19 round, The Centre congratulates and welcomes the following successful applicants. Ms Ser Yee Ang (BPsychSc 2nd Year, The University of Adelaide) Project: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in depression and anxiety Supervisor: Dr Phillip Tully Ms Suraiya Onnesha (BSci Biotech, 3rd […]

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